SUMMARY : Session O24-EW Evaluation of Information Retrieval


Title Blind Evaluation for Thai Search Engines
Authors S. Tongchim, P. Srichaivattana, V. Sornlertlamvanich, H. Isahara
Abstract This paper compares the effectiveness of two different Thai search engines by using a blind evaluation. The probabilistic-based dictionary-less search engine is evaluated against the traditional word-based indexing method. The web documents from 12 Thai newspaper web sites consisting of 83,453 documents are used as the test collection. The relevance judgment is conducted on the first five returned results from each system. The evaluation process is completely blind. That is, the retrieved documents from both systems are shown to the judges without any information about thesearch techniques. Statistical testing shows that the dictionary-less approach is better than the word-based indexingapproach in terms of the number of found documents and the number of relevance documents.
Keywords Blind Evaluation, Thai Search Engine
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